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Killed by the Cars.
Last Sunday evening at ten minutes to 6 o'clock, a wild train, consisting of an engine and caboose, struck and instantly killed a stranger who was standing opposite the Lake Shore water spout at Chesterton. The victim, evidently a tramp, had been in Chesterton all day, and at the time was watching a freight, which was standing at the spout taking water, which it is presumed he intended leaving town on. A cloud of steam and smoke from the standing engine prevented him from seeing the other train, which was coming on full speed on the track he was standing on. Coroner Ketchum held an inquest on the remains Monday. Upon the dead man's person was found a hotel check stamped "Duncombe House," and a ticket to a Catholic fair from Sag Bridge, Ill., and a key. The only "Duncombe House" that can be heard of is at Dodge City, Iowa. Undertaker Lundberg has written to the priest at Sag Bridge, and to the Hotel at Dodge City, giving a description of the dead man, and asking for information. Up to this writing nothing has been heard from either place. The body is at the undertaking rooms of Mr. Lundberg, and will be held there until the Coroner orders its burial, unless friends are found to claim the body. The man is between 20 and 23 years old, slim build, rich brown hair, five feet 6 inches high, square features and ------ eyes. Appearances indicate that he had not been tramping long, and probably on the hunt for work.

Newspaper: The Westchester Tribune
Date of Publication: November 13, 1897
Volume Number: 14
Issue Number: 31
Page: 1
Column(s): 6

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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